Debra and her family moved to Battlefield in October 1985. She joined the Board of Aldermen in December 2005 to fill a vacancy and was elected to serve in April 2006 and 2008. Debra holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Drury University and is a graduate of the Drury Law Enforcement Academy. She is employed by Springfield Public Schools as a School Police Officer. Debra enjoys traveling, reading, writing, music and spending time with her four grown children, their spouses, and her nine grandchildren.
Mr. Griffith has lived in Ward 1 Battlefield since August 1992. He retired from the US Army and as Civil Service Facility Manger of Armed Forces Reserve Center. Mr. Griffith has many years of experience in managerial and administrative positions. Mr. Griffith is married to Sue for 33 years with 7 children and 26 grandchildren. He is interested in the needs of Ward 1 and Battlefield and desires competent city government that will be responsive to its citizen’s needs. Mr. Griffith is willing to devote the time necessary to make Battlefield an even better place to live. I love living in this great city. I want to meet all citizens that are willing to share their visions of Battlefield and how to help it grow and improve. I truly appreciate the citizens of Ward 1 placing their trust in me by electing me to the Board of Alderman for the next 2 years. I promise to be worthy of that trust.
Mr. Esterline is 53 and he moved into Battlefield on October 25th1985. Mr. Esterline has lived there ever since. He is married for 32 years, and has 2 lovely daughters and one grand dog. Mr. Esterline attends the Republic Church of Christ. Mr. Esterline considers it an honor to serve the citizens of Battlefield. Mr. Esterline has many outdoor hobbies and activities. Mr. Esterline enjoys doing, especially cooking outdoors on any one of his 5 grills. “Nothing like a good walk on a beautiful day whether through the woods or just around your block.”
I feel very honored to serve as an aldermen for Ward II in the city of Battlefield. I’ve been happily married for thirteen years, and have been a foster and adoptive parent for over three years. I’m an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and also served as a youth minister in the City of Battlefield from 1998-2002 and from 2005-2011. The City of Battlefield has been our home now since April of 2009. It was a pleasure to serve on the Advisory Park Board from 2010-2013, and it has been especially enjoyable to meet so many of you over the last few years at our annual park events. My goals are to encourage economic development, while continuing to preserve and improve our existing infrastructure so as to accommodate the rapidly increasing growth of our population. I also strongly support low taxes and appropriate spending levels. Finally, and most importantly, I feel that it is absolutely critical that we retain a safe and family friendly community. This is a great place to live and raise a family.
Mrs. Rippe was elected to serve as Ward II Alderman; has lived in Battlefield since 2010, is married to Sean Rippe and has two step sons. Mrs. Rippe served in the United States Army, loved the Army and serving her country. Unfortunately Mrs. Rippe was injured and was discharged just a couple of years later. Mrs. Rippe returned home to serve others in the medical field. In 2009, she graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN), and has been the Assistant Director of Nursing at The Maples Health and Rehab the past 3 years, managing a nursing staff of nearly 100. Last year she had the privilege to be appointed to a seat on The Advisory Park Board and enjoyed working with everyone on the Board. Mrs. Rippe is honored to be serving as one of your Ward II Aldermen.
Dr. Barboa was appointed to the Board of Alderman to represent Ward III in June, 2014. She has been a resident of Battlefield since June 2006. Holding a Ph.D. in Education and Speech-Language Pathology, Dr. Barboa is employed as a speech–language pathologist. She is an author, speaker and consultant on the topic of autism. She enjoys family activities, especially with her two grandchildren.
Mrs. Hamilton was elected to serve as Ward III Alderman. A Battlefield resident for 10 years, married to Craig Hamilton, they have 3 grown children and 2 grand-children. Pamela recently earned the CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation, a testament of experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities working with and guiding non-profit entities in governance, structure, accountability, sustainability, growth, and volunteerism. Currently Mrs. Hamilton is the office manager for Hamilton Painting, serves on the administration team for The Caring People, volunteers with several other community organizations, and is a member of Hood United Methodist Church. Outside of family time, church, work, and volunteer commitments, Pamela enjoys reading, journaling, bowling, the lake and traveling.